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[COORDINATES II] by Nimbus Independent

by Nimbus
Nov 2015 - 2.6K views

Our latest video project ? [COORDINATES II] ? was shot entirely on the GoPro 4 camera, by Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas and John Jackson with cameo appearances by Elias Elhardt and Louif Paradis. Filmed on location in Japan - Italy - Austria - Switzerland - Chile and the Pacific Northwest.

If you like [COORDINATES II] you will love "After The Sky Falls" available on Vimeo @ the link below:
vimeo.com/ondemand/aftertheskyfalls

"We don't take ourselves too seriously at Nimbus, for us it's all about capturing skiing in a way that feels like a day on the hill with friends.?

Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Benchetler. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to capture skiing in a different way.
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After The Sky Falls - Moonage Teaser

by Nimbus
Oct 2015 - 1.1K views

A couple clips to get you excited about our movie; "After The Sky Falls" dropping October 6th on I Tunes!
Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Benchetler. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to skiing.
For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit:
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After the Sky Falls - Trailer

by Nimbus
Sep 2015 - 7.1K views

After The Sky Falls captures the skiing of Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler and Pep Fujas. Two years in the making, the film is not an epic portrayal of the sport, but instead is an attempt to relate to and inspire everyday skiers. This motion picture is not a dramatic narrative piece, it's not a energy drink commercial, it's not meant to make the skiers in the film into heroes, it is simply a film that documents the Nimbus crew's unique approach to skiing, and their focus on fun and creativity.

[COORDINATES] by Nimbus

by Nimbus
Aug 2014 - 4.3K views

Our latest movie [COORDINATES] was shot entirely on the GoPro Hero 3+ camera, by Eric Pollard, Chris Benchetler, and Pep Fujas. Filmed on location in Hokkaido, Japan - Pemberton, British Columbia - and Mt. Hood, Oregon. Nimbus collaborated with artist and producer ?Tired Eyes? to create a unique soundtrack solely for the production. This movie is a brief look at each athletes perspective, and is an attempt to give our audience a better idea of what to expect when our two year movie project ?After The Sky Falls? drops next fall. "We don't take ourselves too seriously at Nimbus, for us it's all about capturing skiing in a way that feels like a day on the hill with friends.? Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Benchetler. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to capture skiing in a different way. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit: nimbusindependent.com/ facebook.com/nimbusindependent

RAW 1.8

by Nimbus
Apr 2014 - 554 views

RAW is web based series new to Nimbus for 2014. We will release footage every other week all season long as we work toward our final two year project; "After The Sky Falls". We hope that the RAW series will allow viewers to follow us more closely, and keep tabs on our travels and skiing.

Nimbus RAW 1.2

by Nimbus
Feb 2014 - 415 views

Our second RAW movie clip is now live. You can now expect us to release 1 each week for the rest of the winter and spring seasons.

Compass: ITALIA by Nimbus

by Nimbus
Jan 2014 - 1K views

The Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to ski and travel abroad. For Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to ski movie making. cameras: Erin Valverde Pollard Justin Wiegand Eric Pollard THANK YOU: Alessandro Belluscio and the entire Belluscio family La Grange Bruna Berthod, Davide "Dede" Perri, Valentina lagrange-it.com/meuble/home-sito-english.html Courmayeur Isabelle Pavan courmayeur-montblanc.com/?lang=en Ski School Courmayeur Manuel Castelnuovo Comune Di Courmayeur Federica Cortese Raffaele Cusini La Baita Momo and Zio Tony Francesco "Cispa" Civra Dano Petit Bistro Courmayeur Tony and Co. Aiace "Ace" Bazzana Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas and Andy Mahre. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to skiing. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit: nimbusindependent.com/ facebook.com/nimbusindependent

Compass: RUSSIA by Nimbus Independent

by Nimbus
Dec 2013 - 786 views

The Compass series captures a visually stunning full spectrum experience from ski trips to three beautiful countries: Russia, Italy, and Japan. The contrasting culture, mountain shape, terrain, snow quality, food, language, music, pace of life and architecture all play into what it feels like to ski and travel abroad. For Nimbus, the series is a further departure from a mass appeal approach to ski movie making. skiers: Eric Pollard Chris Benchetler Max Anufrikov (5:07) cameras: Ike Smith music: The Moody Blues "Nights in White Satin" Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Chris Benchetler, Pep Fujas and Andy Mahre. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to skiing. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit: nimbusindependent.com/ facebook.com/nimbusindependent

Four Day Season // Eric Pollard

by Nimbus
Oct 2013 - 12.2K views

"Four Day Season" is exactly what the title says; four days of skiing. However, these four days ended up being Eric Pollard's entire season after he broke his leg in Russia. Filmed entirely in Eric's back yard on Mt. Hood.

En Route Sled BC

by Nimbus
Dec 2012 - 6.6K views

En Route Sled BC follows Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre and Eric Pollard on a snowmobile trip in British Columbia, Canada. The crew skis in blizzards and blue bird conditions on some of the best terrain North America has to offer. If you would like to stay in the amazing cabin we stayed in at Whistler contact: braundevelopments.com/wp-content/uploads/braun_sunridgeplateau2.pdf. Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Benchetler. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to skiing. For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit nimbusindependent.com and facebook.com/nimbusindependent.

En Route Alberg

by Nimbus
Nov 2012 - 7K views

En Route Arlberg follows Pep Fujas and Eric Pollard on a journey to Austria where they meet up with Roman Rohrmoser to ski Arlberg, Austria. Natural jumps, spines, and a quick storm ski session all packed into three days of skiing. Interested in going to ski in the same place? Check out: http://www.vorarlberg.travel.

En Route Hokkaido

by Nimbus
Sep 2012 - 8.7K views

En Route Hokkaido documents a two week ski trip to the island of Hokkaido, Japan. There the Nimbus crew linked up with Black Diamond Lodge to do a mixture of snowmobile access, touring, boot packing off the road, chairlift access, and night skiing. Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, Eric Pollard and Chris Benchetler ski while Justin Wiegand and Ike Smith film. If you are interested in a trip to Hokkaido Japan get in touch with Black Diamond Lodge: bdlodge.com.

En Route Aether

by Nimbus
Jan 2012 - 6.3K views

Aether is a bit of a mash-up of footage of all four En Route webisodes from season four 2011. I like to take footage from edits we have already made, and re-edit it into a different format. Just like "Thank You", Aether is a more artistic perspective of skiing.

BC Backcountry

by Nimbus
Dec 2011 - 8.3K views

This is a re-edited section from En Route Nomads. Chris Benchetler and Anthony Boronowski and John Jackson take a zone in British Columbia apart at the seems. Benchetler sacked up and hit the feature he broke his collar bone on in 2008. Not bad Chris, not bad at all.

En Route Camp BC

by Nimbus
Dec 2011 - 4.4K views

En Route Camp B.C. follows Anthony Boronowski, Julien Regnier and Eliel Hindert on a snow camping mission up into Callaghan, British Columbia.

Nimbus School

by Nimbus
Nov 2011 - 3.9K views

Nimbus School is a section from our DVD release Hunting Yeti. It's always a challenge to re-edit footage that you have already used and make it into something new. Combining ski visuals with political undertones and setting the edit to Supertramp's "School" completely changed the pace and overall tone of this piece. It's always fun to play with different formats and come up with a new approach to editing footage. We shot all the portraits of average skiers in Oregon. Skiers from all walks of life who find what they are looking for on the ski hill gave interviews of their perspectives on skiing. We had a dentist, carpenter, butcher, pilot, bar tender, landscaper, etc.

Chris Benchetler Self Edit

by Nimbus
Nov 2011 - 6.8K views

Chris Benchetler's 2011 video footage from Nimbus Independent and Teton Gravity Research. Filmed on location at: Mammoth Mountain, the California backcountry, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Haines, Alaska. Edited by Chris himself. Check it out.

En Route Cascadia

by Nimbus
Nov 2011 - 3K views

En Route Cascadia follows Andy Mahre, Bryce Phillips and Eric Pollard on a road trip through Washington's best ski resorts; Crystal Mountain, Alpental, Stevens Pass and White Pass.

En Route Alaska

by Nimbus
Oct 2011 - 7.5K views

En Route Alaska follows Chris Benchetler, Eric Pollard and Byrce Phillips on a trip to Haines, Alaska. One of the best trips Nimbus has ever been on. One day travel to Alaska, three days skiing, and one day travel home. So much fun in just 3 days!

A Tribe Called Nimbus

by Nimbus
Sep 2011 - 3.1K views

Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler, Andy Mahre, Christian Sirianni, Sean Logan and Eric Pollard shredding the Nevada and California Backcountry.

Planet Nimbus

by Nimbus
Aug 2011 - 1.7K views

Planet Nimbus is a section from our third webisode.

We camped out on Mt. Hood at 9,000 feet and built a quarterpipe. Super fun session with Garrett Russell, Pep Fujas, Chris Benchetler and Eric Pollard.

Really good times.

Timberline Backcountry

by Nimbus
Aug 2011 - 3.7K views

Timberline Backcountry is a section from En Route Plan B. Sammy Carlson slays Hood in this section, and Eric Pollard and Andy Mahre have some good shots as well.

Live Fire

by Nimbus
Aug 2011 - 4.7K views

Live Fire is a section from En Route Departure.

So much fun to shoot. We filmed this after a huge snow storm cleared out of Mammoth. We drove to Nevada and did some sled access at a United States Marine Corps Mountain Warefare Training Facility.

Pretty much full on military zone, we could hear gun fire going off in the background as we were skiing. Crazy snow-tanks and troops on skis.

Skiing was great. I'm going back for sure.

Three Days in Nirvana

by Nimbus
Aug 2011 - 537 views

A little behind the scenes look at our three days in Haines Alaska. Chris Benchetler, Bryce Phillips, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith and Justin Wiegand. Sorry about the snowball to the head Wiegand. Enjoy!

Night Session

by Nimbus
Aug 2011 - 1.4K views

November 2008 was a great month. Super low temps and a ton of precipitation made for light snow at low elevations.

We shot our first ever Nimbus movie at our two local resorts; Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and Mt. Hood Meadows in Oregon. We only skied and shot a few nights, passing the camera back and forth between Eric Pollard, Pep Fujas, Justin Wiegand and Ike Smith.

Had a great time slashing, buttering and hitting little lift line airs with enough light to see. Sammy Carlson, Dylan Hood, and Erin Valverde Pollard joined the session.

THANK YOU NEWSCHOOLERS

by Nimbus
Jan 2011 - 11.6K views

Thank You is exactly what the title states; a thank you to everyone who watches Nimbus.

Thank You begins by interviewing individuals from every walk of life about how they predict the winter. The movie then recaps the best of the last three years of Nimbus. Enjoy!


Nimbus Independent was started in 2007 by Eric Pollard in collaboration with Pep Fujas, Andy Mahre, and Chris Bencheter. The four like minded skiers began Nimbus to bring a different perspective to the world of ski movies.

For more please subscribe on Vimeo and visit:

http://NimbusIndependent.com/
Facebook.com/NimbusIndependent

En Route Departure

by Nimbus
Sep 2010 - 11.1K views

En Route Departure follows the Nimbus crew from Early season riding in Mammoth Mountain California, through a Military Mountain Warfare training facility to Italy. It's a great adventure, and filmed and edited in the Nimbus Webisode format.

En Route Nomads

by Nimbus
Sep 2010 - 8.9K views

En Route Nomads is the 10th full length webisode from Nimbus Independent. Nomads follows Pep Fujas, Blake Nyman, Anthony Boronowski, Andy Mahre, Chris Benchetler and Eric Pollard from Canada to Utah on a road trip documented from start to finish.

Vision Quest

by Nimbus
Aug 2010 - 4.7K views

Chris Benchetler and Eric Pollard in Italy on snowball vision quest. Witness the best shot of Eric's entire snowball throwing career.

Cruising Valdez Heli Camps

by Nimbus
Aug 2010 - 6.7K views

In April Chris Hendrickson scored a trip to Valdez along with his brother Tim, Powder magazine's John Stifter, and Atomic's Chris Benchetler, as they won the Atomic Alaska Giveaway contest that was postponed a year due to the eruption of Mount Redoubt last April. In addition to winning the free trip to Valdez Heli Camps, the Hendrickson's scored a free pair of Atomic Bent_Chetler skis. They were lucky enough to score 4 perfect bluebird days. Here is Chris cruising in Valdez.